[maemo-users] GPE and Pimlico

From: Simón Pena bulfaiter at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 19 09:31:05 EEST 2009
I've tried both Pimlico suite and GPE suite. I also got the feeling
that the Pimlico Suite was more "Tablet-friendly", but GPE looked a
much more mature application to me.

I was quite concerned for a while about sync'ing my calendar and
contacts between my mobile phone, my laptop and the tablet, and that
was possible with Pimlico and syncevolution [1], because Pimlico seems
to be using the Evolution Data Server [2]. As the original contacts
app also uses it, I think that all the changes made in one app where
reflected in the other. There was no way to sync tasks as far as I

However, Pimlico support for the tablets seems quite "abandoned", so
if you really want to choose it, you shouldn't expect the suite to
update too much.

If you can live using Google calendar as your main backend, so you
sync both your desktop and your tablet with it, I think GPE is for
you, using Erminig. If you don't rely on Google for that, you should
keep in mind that Syncevolution still needs a SyncML Server. Copied
from their website:

There are several options for choosing a SyncML server:

    * using a web service like ScheduleWorld or myFUNAMBOL which store
the data to be synchronized on a server and provide access to it via
    * installing a SyncML server like the free one from Funambol on
one's own server
    * installing a SyncML server on the desktop

Hope this helps :)

[1]: http://www.estamos.de/projects/SyncML/
[2]: http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/features.shtml
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